DOL Licensing Policies

Fees, Refunds and Rescheduling

  1. The fee for the Knowledge exam is $25
  2. The fee for the Skills (driving) exam is $39 in your vehicle
  3. Additional retakes of the Knowledge exam are $25
  4. Retake of the Skills exam is $39
  5. *These fees are for testing only, separate from any fees charged for your Traffic Safety Course and the DOL’s application and licensing fees*

  6. 48 hour notice is required for refunds or rescheduling.
  7. Owner has the final say for any grievance/complaint issues.
  8. We reserve the right to refuse services to anyone.

Testing

  1. The Knowledge exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions about traffic safety laws. Applicants must answer at least 32 questions correctly to pass the exam.
  2. The drive test will test the applicant's ability to drive legally and safely. Applicants must pass the driving test with a score of least 80%.
  3. Your exam scores will be entered into the DOL database within 24 hours. You will have to visit the DOL office to apply for your license. Passing the knowledge and drive test does not guarantee that an applicant will be issued a driver's license. The Department of Licensing will determine if an applicant has met all licensing requirements. If you are under the age of 18, you must be at least 16 years old, have successfully completed a traffic safety education course, have had your permit for at least 6 months and have had 50 hours driving experience with at least 10 night driving hours to apply for your driver’s license.
  4. The Department of Licensing reserves the right to conduct random re-examinations; applicants refusing to take a re-examination may have their license revoked.
  5. If you received a letter from DOL to take an examination due to a physical, mental, visual or any medical issue, you must test at a DOL office. Failure to disclose this information prior to testing will result in your test not being honored at DOL to obtain your license and we will not refund the test fee.
  6. Your car must be legal to operate on public streets. This includes, but is not limited to: windshield (no obstructions), seat belts, minimum tread on tires, mirrors, working lights (including headlights, brake and reverse lights, turn signals) and be legally licensed with current tabs and both license plates (front and rear).
  7. You will need to demonstrate arm signals prior to beginning the skills test.
  8. Pursuant to RCW 46.20.720 a driver convicted of an alcohol offense may be required to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in order to drive. The applicant must take the skills exam in their vehicle using the IID.
  9. Applicants wishing to use their own vehicle for their skills exam are required to provide proof of insurance and current registration, (current tabs), on the day of the test.
  10. At the time of the test, provide proof of identification such as a photo permit, out of state license, or school year book.